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NASA, US and European Partners Launch Mission to Monitor Global Ocean

A joint U.S.-European satellite built to monitor global sea levels lifted off on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Saturday at 9:17 a.m. PST (12:17 p.m. EST). About the size of a small pickup truck, Sentinel-6 Michael Freilich will extend a nearly 30-year continuous dataset on sea level collected by an

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Explore features on Pluto that remind us of Earth

Frontiers Lecture: Pluto’s Glaciers, Mountains, and Dunes On Wednesday, November 18, at 7 pm ET, join Cathy Olkin and John Spencer, science team members for NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto, for an up-close investigation of Plutonian glaciers, mountains, dunes, landslides, and other features surprisingly similar to those on Earth. The Museum’s Director of Astrovisualization Carter Emmart will pilot us in OpenSpace through this more

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NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 Astronauts Headed to International Space Station

An international crew of astronauts is en route to the International Space Station following a successful launch on the first NASA-certified commercial human spacecraft system in history. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission lifted off at 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket propelled the Crew Dragon spacecraft

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